Bug#359137: general: Box does not switch of on halt
I tried to clarify in a discussion on debian-devel what
package might be responsible for the problem I face on
*all* three machines I updated to testing at a date I
do not exactly remember in February this year (sorry
for the vague description). I just copy the introductory
mail to debian-devel
here. See for comments the other mails of the thread and
no neither of the responses in this thread nor private
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since about three weeks I observe problems when issuing halt
on three different testing-boxes (two older desktops without ACPI
and one laptop with ACPI). The computer just does not switch off.
If I try to reboot it is also impossible, because the shutdown
process stops at the same point where halt stops. The last
messages on the console are:
At one single time I managed to observe at the console
Saving random seed ... done
Usage: grep [OPTION] ... PATTERN [FILE] ...
Try `grep --help` for more information
Unmounting remote and non-toplevel virtual filesystems ... done
The log of one of this machine does not uncover something
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija kernel: nfsd: last server has exited
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija kernel: nfsd: unexporting all filesystems
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija kernel: RPC: failed to contact portmap (errno -5).
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija mountd: Caught signal 15, un-registering and exiting.
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija kernel: Kernel logging (proc) stopped.
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija kernel: Kernel log daemon terminating.
Mar 6 22:43:35 energija exiting on signal 15
At Linux-Tage Chemnitz I discussed this problem with other
1. One of them has observed the same (no solution)
2. One visitor had the same problem. Installing Debians
own linux kernel image package helped
3. One hint was to load APM module
Remarks: I tried different kernels (I had originally installed
self-made 2.6.9 / 2.6.11, upgraded to self-made 2.6.15 and even
tried official 2.6.15 kernel image - see item 2.) but the
situation did not changed. I suspected a change in the apmd
package and tried to downgrade the apmd package on the apmd
machines which also did not helped.
So the question is: what package might be responsible that
entered testing for about three weeks and how can I get my
boxes working as expected again. I would love to write a
reasonable bug report but I have no idea against which package
so I could only issue this against general which is a little
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I'm absolutely clueless and it seems the readers of
debian-devel and firstname.lastname@example.org
are it as well and I heard that others had similar
observations. I hope somebody will at least be able to
identify the package in question to track down the problem
and seek for more detailed information.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (499, 'testing'), (50, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15) (ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE@euro)